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Float Books Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers | Alder & Alouette

Float by Daniel Miyares

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In the wordless picture book, Float, a little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his paper boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. 

So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat--and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether.

This seemingly simple story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.

And this beautiful book has even more in store for young readers: endpapers with directions to make their very own paper boat.


  •  Written and illustrated by Daniel Miyares.
  • Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, June 9, 2015.
  • Ages 4- to 8 years
  • 0.4" H x 7.3" L x 10.3" W (0.8 lbs) 48 pages
  • Hardcover



"Ingenuity, exhilaration, loss, consolation and return to happiness--Daniel Miyares packs all the turbulence of childhood play into 'Float. '"-- "-The Wall Street Journal"

"[E]very square inch of this book is a treat."-- "Huffington Post"

Absolutely stunning.-- "Ingram's News & Reviews for the Youth Librarian"

A visual tale of a small moment made spectacular in the eyes of a child.-- "Horn Book (STARRED REVIEW)"

Skilled draftsmanship and smart pacing distinguish Miyares's visual storytelling...It's a moment of childhood captured in multiple dimensions.-- "Publishers Weekly"

"This will likely become a repeat favorite, particularly for little ones still learning to read on their own."-- "Booklist"